Earth Day 2018: Celebrating Samoan-American Cooperation in Tackling Environmental Challenges

Earth Day is a day to raise awareness of current environmental challenges and celebrate progress in environmental protection over the past decades. On Earth Day 2018 we celebrate the ingenuity of those who are rising to the many challenges to protect our environment and natural heritage – here you’ll find just some of the many ...
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Our Ocean 2017 Conference – Commitments made by the United States

From OurOcean2017.org Over recent decades, our marine environments have undergone widespread deterioration. To turn this tide, the world must commit to sustainable action and invest in innovative solutions. Organised since 2014, the Our Ocean conferences are all about driving these commitments. The 2017 edition of Our Ocean hosted by the European Union in Malta, generated an unprecedented ...
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SAVAIA, LEFAGA RECOGNIZED AS TSUNAMI READY

Media Release. Savaia, on the southern coast of Upolu, will be recognized by the UNESCO Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) as Samoa’s first Tsunami Ready community at a ceremony on June 20, 2017 at the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MNRE), TATTE Building.  Samoa is the first Pacific Island Country to implement the program. The ...
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NOAA Research Vessel in Samoa for Joint Project

Scientists from the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) are in Apia Harbor as part of a joint deep-water research mission between American and Independent Samoa. On Friday morning, science students from several local schools, the National University of Samoa and civil society groups went on-board for a tour of NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer to learn ...
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Embassy Apia hosts live webinar on Conservation and Biodiversity

By Dikaiosune Atoa Tamaalii, Public Affairs, U.S. Embassy Samoa. On August 24, a collaborative discussion between representatives from Samoa, Papua New Guinea, and the U.S. Department of State were able to join a live Q&A with conservationists gearing up for the world’s largest conservation event, the IUCN World Conservation Congress in Hawaii. The interactive discussion featured voices of ...
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United States Science Envoy visits Samoa

Media Release, U.S. Embassy Samoa. A U.S. Science Envoy is in Apia July 28 and 29 to engage government, civil society, and academics on a range of oceans issues such as Marine Protected Area (MPA) management, ocean acidification and marine pollution, and deep sea mining, as well as overall environment and climate challenges.  Leading this ...
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Strengthening Relations with ‘Large Ocean Nations’

Repost from DipNote – About the Author: Daniel R. Russel serves as the Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs at the U.S. Department of State. Crossing wide swathes of open ocean to get to the Pacific Island nations of Samoa, Tonga, and Palau gives you a great appreciation for the ancient mariners ...
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